JUST THE OTHER DAY I FOUND MYSELF TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND WHAT IT MEANS TO NOT BE YOUR OWN?
IN OTHER WORDS, I HAVE NO RIGHTS OF MY OWN, BUT ONLY THE RIGHT TO SERVE MY OWNER.
AT FIRST GLANCE, THAT MIGHT SOUND LIKE A DEPLORABLE STATUS. HOWEVER, TO BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THIS VERY DEEP SPIRITUAL PRINCIPAL… WE HAVE TO GO BEYOND FIRST GLANCE.
How did I get in this situation, anyway? My owner saved my life, and now I serve him with my life.
It seems that one of my forefathers, Adam, sold me into a horrible slavery to sin and death. My ultimate future I had to look forward to was an eternity of judgment for my sinful condition. I could not heal myself of this situation. Without a rescue of some sort, I had a fate worse than death ahead of me!
So when my Creator came along with this deal of: Give your life to me and I will save you, it was actually a really really really good deal! Because, you see, I really was guilty and deserved the future that was set for me! This was a get out of jail free card! With just one catch…NOW YOU OWE YOUR LIFE TO ME, AND YOU WILL BE TRAINED TO LIVE THE LIFE I HAVE CHOSEN.
Well, how could it be worse than what I already had, right? So I figured it had to be an improvement.
IMPROVEMENT? THAT WAS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! I AM THE LUCKIEST GUY IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE IT WAS A KING OF KINGS THAT BOUGHT ME, OWNS ME, AND NOW I HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO LIVE A LIFE I NEVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE!
I only knew how to walk in a flesh of death. I never knew what it meant to live after the SPIRIT. This spiritual dimension operates in a whole different way, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can produce warriors of faith, capable of operating in the high places of such a life.
AND NOW I AM ONE.
I thank my Lord and Savior, my Master, forever, for saving, and training me. His love is without bounds, but he also welds a righteous Sword. Thank God, I’m not ronin! It is a shame for a Samurai to be without a master. I have found that serving a master can be the best thing in the world to do, just be careful what master you choose, and since none of us are really free anyway, then why do we fight it so much? I think we just refuse to look beyond first glance.
I have learned that I am LIGHT. I invade the darkness with truth. Ignorance is a form of darkness, but I am no longer a part of that kingdom, and the God who enlightens has greatly blessed me.
HIS KINGDOM CAN BLESS YOU, TOO. HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU. I INVITE YOU TO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO HIM, AND BE TRAINED IN HIS WAYS OF LIFE, LIGHT, LOVE, AND POWER. IT IS A DEAL YOU SHOULD NOT REFUSE.
PLEASE LOOK BEYOND FIRST GLANCE.
Signed, Samurai for Christ / Samurai of Light.